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Wu Tex

Over the past months, LIVE hasn't been without reporting to you about the works of Eric Nguyen, the skilled and hyperactive VX-1000 enthusiast from Texas, Kyle Cielencki's skateboarding, or Steve Fletcher's brand Dead On Arrival, an initiative founded on his past experience with Northern Co.. All folks who've been patient enough to recount their respective stories to us, and to you, in the links above.

Today, what the aforementioned folks have been cooking up was just revealed to be a new promo for the equally aforementioned Dead On Arrival (D.O.A. if you're into them catchy acronyms). On the menu: classical music, and some quite exquisite urban roller planking signed by the feet and general body languages of Chris Saint-HilaireKyle CielenckiChris JataJohn DevineKyle RemondinoAndrew Grabowski, Jimmy ChungP.J. Castellano and Ben Havran. Eric handled the editing, although he didn't film everything: the list of contributing filmers is quite lengthy (although that doesn't result in any visual inconsistencies here) and comprises some familiar names such as the one of Stephen Buggica, the man behind the Shaqueefa "Mixtape" videos, interviewed here.

Play It back

This little smooth music, these paradisiac landscapes tinged with orange, pink and yellow by the sunset. No doubt possible from the intro we know it's Yardsale! They now master so well this atmosphere to which they are faithful since the first hour. For this opus of the Yardsale saga, the young crew are staged in Japan, California and obviously in their native Great-Britain. And since the first episodes, guys have taken a lot of level and we really refined their respective styles. As Charlie Birch who in my opinion, has now one of the best smith grind of all Great-Britain or the inimitable flatground of Sam Sitayeb. Anyway, another video that we will watch in a loop.

Intêrstate magazine / Rafael Gonzalez / 5W's!

Launched in 2017, Intêrstate is a highly qualitative skateboarding magazine with a focus on beautiful images, exposed film and an explicit motto: "skateboarding culture and visual arts". The third issue just came out, and one of the co-founders tells us more.

Lanka

We already knew that filmmaker James Craven chose the less beaten path more often than not, while managing to get some skating done, but this time, for a new Grey project, he goes for a different mood, as, for once refrain from going North, and heads closer to the Equator, and Sri Lanka, to see what's to be found there, with once again an ATV crew, if not more Francophone than usual. While keeping the same special mood that is his signature, by now.

Pop fashion week

They were in town to import their very own BYOBSS from Amsterdam to Paris, but took the time for way more, from catwalks to parties, all spiced up by that street thing, despite the heat! Proof, here with many new faces to top it…

"MOSCOW"

Yesterday, we were showing you a photo galerie photo from OBED, the print edition resulting from a trip to Moscow that Louis Perruchaud, Thomas Dettori, Selim Osseirane and Victor Demonte took together. A perfect introduction to today's edit, fruit from the same visit. Here is the version with moving images, partly in Super 8, filmed by Victor Demonte and Thomas Dettori, and edited by Victor. So, yep, where are you going this summer!?

"OBED" / GALERIE

Ready for your summer adventure!? Here is something that should put the fire under to get friends together and find a destination… Because this is exactly what Louis Perruchaud, Thomas Dettori, Selim Osseirane and Victor Demonte did, in order to go see what Moscow had to offer, with the best guides possibles in the likes of Tolia Titaev and crew! These four came back with great memories, but also enough good photos to finally put them together on paper to produce an edition titled OBED, from which we selected the photos above.

This should keep you on your toes, until the video drops tomorrow, and in the mean time, you can cop OBED, the zine, here.

VANS Thursday Sessions / WEEK 4 / REPORT

It all went down last Thursday for some French skateshops from all over the country, or the previous Thursday for some others, due to the heat wave; but now it's done and eventually, the 2019 French Vans Thursday Sessions have come to a close, after a fourth installment involving many a local activist, product distributor, filmer, photographer, skateboarder - people who more often than not are just as anonymous as they are hyperactive.

The recaps for each former edition are respectively and chronologically to be found herehere and here!

But what's relevant to our interests right here, right now, is the whole lot of new clips, photos and other fresh news the people has produced; namely the ones of ABS Annecy and Grenoble, la familia Bud SkateshopNDJ in Nantes, Shifty in Dijon, Okla in Toulouse and Wall Street in Lyon. 

D.J. Dub's tip: Murilo Romão

A former freelancer for SuGaR back when the magazine was still reviewing records (reviewing what?) naively thought he'd be the one to let us know on the many talents of Murilo Romão, although we've featured and presented his Flanantes productions throughout the years - quite frequently too, as the beast never seems to sleep. Anyway the point is, you might have heard of him before.

But what saves D.J. Dub's artlessness here is that this new clip features Murilo on the other side of the mirror, and lens; he's solely channeling himself through skating here, instead of computing behind the camera, making it a proper web part for SAT and Vibe, his shoe sponsor. Classic Brazilian spots: check - including some of the last footage at the legendary Vale) - but also some Portugal sightings, in between two demonstrations of proper balance on one truck (to be defined), and flip out skills.

Style first

Obviously when we find Kaue Cossa and Shin Sanbongi together, we can talk about style. It's almost amazing how their two ways of skating contrast but make it incredibly good when put together on a video. On one hand the raw and violent technique, in front of the ease and the fluidity of a real asphalt Surfer. The Chrystie guys definitely have nothing to envy to the others. The proof drop them a few days in Spain and voila !

Grey pill

Oder Skateboards is a project ran out of Wrocław in Western Poland; one of the most populated and ancient cities of the region, and the capital of Silesia. Lying on the banks of river Oder, it is divided into twelve islands - connected together via over one hundred and twenty bridges - which regularly earns the place the nickname of the Polish Venice - that's according to Wikipedia, and justifies the name of the brand.

Them guys claim "Underground Skateboarding" as far as in their Instagram bio, but that designation is another thing that's justified as this new clip "Urban Treat - Part 4" (the former installments can be watched on Oder's Vimeo account, here) testifies of a taste for craftsmanship that goes as far as glorifying the brand's latest collab to date with graphic artist Radek Bączkowski, that eventually resulted in the very limited production (thirty copies) of a sweet skateboard deck.

To be expected from the aforementioned clip, by Bartek Mateusiak: the corresponding illustrations, now repurposed to adorn footage of urban trickery by some inspired locals (with an eye for the occasional odd spot, and a penchant for parking lot slappys). Also, if you are familiar with more skate videos from Poland such as the ones LIVE has presented to you before (e.g. here, here or here), rest assured that the grey skies you either love or dread is again present, but washed out in black and white neutrality for pure focus on the raw action.

Squad Up / Paris / GALERIE

The Paris Snipes Squad Up took off last Friday, under the form of qualifiers based on the completion of a variety of challenges (sometimes skateboarding-related, sometimes not) scattered throughout the City of Lights, during which close to thirty crews from all over Europe met up to try and earn one of the sixteen top spots and thereby make it into the finals, which went down the Saturday. Those were at République, on many skatable obstacles that were set up just for the event and LIVE's Instagram video recap of the day can be watched here. Eventually, it is the Man Dem Crew that ended up taking first place; a wild herd consisting in Vincent Milou, Tryone O'Hanrahan and Amiel Kornicki, all now stronger of some prize money and even more general acknowledgement from their peers.

A day captured in still pictures by Adrian Rios and Dennis Scholz.

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